A Resilient Paradise: Bahamas


“Well as far as I’m concerned, I consider this heaven on earth. The fishings great. We’ve got lots of bonefish, permit, off-shore fishin’. It’s laid back, real tranquil. I always say, take it nice and slow, no hurry, no worry, you know?” – Bonefish Shakey

Crooked Island: a little paradise in the Atlantic Ocean where anglers’ dreams of catching Bonefish come alive.

Each season, hurricanes threaten to destroy this Bahamian island and the livelihoods fishing guides, like Bonefish Shakey, have built that depend on tourism. But despite the recurring destruction, the resilient locals continue to rebuild and share their island with adventure anglers like #NRSFishing team member Brooks Beatty and his crew.

Editor’s Note: Read more from Brooks’s trip to Crooked Island.